Friendly & Fearless


A one-day workshop on Combining Kindness and Assertiveness in Important Relationships with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.

6 CE hours available.

In important relationships at home and at work, we need to respect the needs of others while also sticking up for our own. But easier said than done. In this experiential, practical workshop for helping professionals, Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Daniel Ellenberg use positive neuroplasticity to teach participants how to grow these lasting inner resources: staying calm when others get heated, honoring our own feelings and wants, and skills for communicating about charged topics and repairing relationships.

Building on the work of Kristin Neff and others, they will explore interpersonal courage, compassionate strength, and the intersection of love and power.

This workshop will include internal experiential practices, didactic lectures, role play, paired activities, movement, and writing. Throughout, the focus will be on how to teach these tools to others and use them oneself.

 

  • 9:00-10:30 AM

    * Challenges in integrating autonomy and intimacy
    * Need for psychological resources
    * Two stages of experience-dependent neuroplasticity
    * How to maximize learning from beneficial experiences
    * Growing calm strength

  • 10:30-10:45 AM

    BREAK

  • 10:45-12:15 PM

    * The brain’s threat-defense system
    * Vagus nerve complex; connections between calming and engagement
    * Distinguishing between threat- and thrive-oriented responses
    * Our normal needs; ways to accept and validate one’s own
    * Principles of nonviolent communication

  • 12:15-1:45 PM

    LUNCH (on your own)

  • 1:45-3:15 PM

    * Unilateral virtue; wise speech
    * The power of vulnerable requests
    * Staying focused on core values and aims
    * Ways to stay centered while others are angry or demanding

  • 3:15-3:30 PM

    BREAK

  • 3:30-5:00 PM

    * Expanding the circle of “us” to include more of “them”
    * Two levels of forgiveness
    * Forgiving oneself
    * Concrete plans for the days ahead

  • Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.

    Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.

    Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D. is a leadership coach, organizational trainer, group facilitator, public speaker, and licensed therapist. He is the founder/director of Strength With Heart® men’s groups and workshops, co-founder and president of Relationships That Work®, and a principal of Rewire Leadership Institute®. He is co-author of Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership, and a contributor to The Communication Path and Mastering the Art of Success, Volume 8. He leads workshops on developing resilience, having effective difficult conversations, and helping men develop greater self-esteem, self-compassion, and effectiveness in relationships—both professional and personal. His facilitation always involves a focus on creating and sustaining a healthy group or organizational culture. He helps people realize that their greatest assets lay in their own curiosity, authenticity, and willingness to embrace change.

  • Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D.


    Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring HappinessBuddha’s BrainJust One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

 After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the two stages of experience-dependent neuroplasticity
  • Describe two research-based ways to heighten the internalization of beneficial experiences as durable changes of neural structure or function
  • Name two elements of the brain’s threat-defense system
  • Summarize the two branches of the vagus nerve complex
  • Name two psychological techniques for increasing the sense of calm strength while in an interpersonal conflict
  • Distinguish between threat- and thrive-oriented interpersonal responses
  • Describe three key elements of nonviolent communication
  • Describe the two levels of forgiveness presented by the teachers: disentangled, and a full pardon
  • Name one way that autonomy promotes intimacy, and one way that intimacy promotes autonomy

Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars


Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 CE hours



Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

 

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state Social Work Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio and New York Boards include Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 6 contact hours. Live in-person

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state MFT and Counselor Licensing Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Counselors/MFTs.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (6) hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6 CE hours.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0221 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

 

Educators

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.

 

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours

 

Occupational Therapists

R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for (6) CE Clock Hours (61 Clock Hour = .1 AOTA CEUs). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

International House is on the University of California, Berkeley campus at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Bancroft Way, adjacent to the stadium. Address: 2299 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720. 

By Car

Parking around the International House (I-House) and the UC Berkeley campus can be difficult. In non-metered areas, parking is free for two hours and unregulated after 7 pm. Meters are free with a California disabled placard. If you do drive, here are several public parking lots within a few blocks of the I-House.

Parking

Parking on the UC Berkeley campus is challenging. Street parking at meters is free after 6 pm. In non-metered areas, parking is free for two hours and unregulated after 7 pm. Meters are free with a California disabled placard.

1. UNDERHILL LOT: Located at the corner of Channing and College, this lot is a 5-10 minute walk from I-House.

2. TELEGRAPH CHANNING GARAGE: One-half block west of Telegraph Avenue, with entrances on both Durant Avenue and Channing Way. A 15-minute walk to I-House uphill.

3. BOALT LAW SCHOOL LOT: The closest public parking to I-House. From Hearst Ave., turn right on Gayley. Immediately past the Haas Business School, turn right and then left into the lot.

4. KROEBER LOT (Tennis Courts)
This is also close to I-House but more expensive. Located on Bancroft, west of College Ave

5. LOWER HEARST STRUCTURE LOT: Located at the corner of Hearst and Euclid. A 15-20 minute walk to I-House.

6. UNIVERSITY HALL WEST LOT: Located on Addison between Oxford and Shattuck. A 20-25 minute walk to I-House uphill. 

There is also on-street parking on Piedmont Avenue and the other streets around the I-House, some with blue disabled zones, meters and some non-metered. In non-metered areas, parking is free for two hours. (There will be breaks in the program every 60-90 minutes, during which time attendees can even exchange parking spots with one another.) If you plan to look for on-street parking, you may want to add a few minutes to your estimated travel time.

For UC Berkeley parking Information, call (510) 642-4283 or visit http://pt.berkeley.edu/parking/visitor/lots.

Public Transit

Parking around the International House can be difficult, so we encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible to avoid parking fines and ease traffic congestion. Some services require exact fare only (e.g., AC Transit Buses and Campus Shuttle Service). BART and AC Transit buses are used jointly by commuters to come to campus.

BART

BART trains operate from Fremont, Richmond, Pittsburg and Millbrae. A map indicating the route and stops of each train is located at each station. The Berkeley BART station is just 1-1/2 blocks from the Berkeley campus. There are shuttles that run from the BART to the International House. Click here for more information on taking public transportation to the I-House. (Please note that the shuttle pick-up near BART is on Shattuck Ave, between Center and Addison Streets.)

Get off at the "Downtown Berkeley" station.

The campus shuttle from Downtown Berkeley is located across from BART at Center & Shattuck, in front of Bank of America. The bus stops in front of the I-House.

Note: walking from the Berkeley BART station to I-House will take 20-25 minutes up a moderate hill. 

AC Transit

AC Transit bus service provides transportation for commuters to and from San Francisco and throughout Alameda and Western Contra Costa County. There are several AC bus lines that come near the campus area.

Airports

The Oakland Airport is approximately 15 miles from UC Berkeley. A new BART train links the airport to the Coliseum BART station.

San Francisco Airport: Check the ground transport section of the SF airport homepage for directions to Berkeley. Also, see the convenient BART line to the airport.

Other Transit Links
<a href="511.org">511.org</a> (Traffic conditions and regional transportation options)
<a href="Bayporter Express">Bayporter Express</a> (airport shuttle service)
<a href="SF MTA">SF MTA</a> (San Francisco Buses)
<a href="Caltrain"> Caltrain</a>(Commuter train service from San Francisco and San Jose)

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